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Archive for November 28th, 2009

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 07:13:01 -0000
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: J.Young
Subject: Carya’carya Opposes Expulsion

Baba

“A’lor pathe je eseche a’ndha’re se hoy na’ ha’ra’…” (P.S. 996)

Purport:

Baba, those who are treading the divine path never get lost in the
oblivion of darkness and staticity. Those who are smiling sweetly, their
life can never be like hell– surrounded by the agony of suffering and
crying.

Baba, here along with me, You are and I am. And Your love has bound me. In
result I have lost everything else. Those who have ascended onto the path
of hope and optimism never get lost in hopelessness and pessimism.
Baba, by Your grace You have come with Your sweet smile riding Your
chariot of panoramic colors. By getting You, the whole universe is
purified; everyone’s existence has become successful…

Note: We are extremely sorry to hear about the recent tragedy surrounding our
dear elder brother Dada Parmeshvarananda. By Baba’s grace, Dadaji was saved
otherwise he could have been killed. We wish Dadaji and very fast recovery
back to 100% health. – Eds.

== CARYA’CARYA OPPOSES EXPULSION ==

Namaskar,
Each and every Ananda Margii knows well that ours is the path of unity–
where all live together as one human family. This is Baba’s divine decree.
So the entire AM philosophy is moving in this singular, unified direction–
including all of Baba’s teachings of Caryacarya.

Unfortunately a few do not understand and have gone on to wrongly pronounce
that parts of Caryacarya can be used to divide the society by supporting
the dogmatic expulsion theory. They think that taking away someone’s
acaryaship or revoking their certification means that the particular worker
is therefore expelled. But that is not at all the case.

In a nutshell, losing one’s acaryaship or taking away their certificate
only means that the specified worker may no longer– temporarily so– be
allowed to perform initiations or teach various sadhana lessons etc. On the
whole though losing one’s ‘ship’ has no bearing on their existential
standing as a worker. That is: One will continue to hold their usual post
and engage in all kinds of organisational duties and social functions etc.

So there should not be any confusion about this. None should think that
losing one’s certificate means that they are therefore an ex-wt or a
so-called expelled worker etc. It is not at all like that.

In truth 99.9% of the workers do not even have a certificate– nor is it
needed in the true sense.

With our rational minds we should properly understand Baba’s guidelines
about this and set the record straight.

CARYACARYA AIMS TO INCREASE THE STANDARD– NOT EXPEL

In chapter 40 of Caryacarya part 1, Baba has beautifully issued one special
mandate to help maintain the standard of all acaryas. There Baba guides us
that if any tattvika, acarya, or purodha “is unable to discharge his
respective duties” then their ‘ship’ or “certificate” can be taken away.

That means if one is not properly fulfilling their responsibilities as a
tattvika then they may temporarily lose their tattvikaship. And the same is
the case with acaryas and purodhas; they can lose their acaryaships and
purodhaships. That is what the rule states. And this is exclusively done
with the benevolent motive to bring those WT’s’ back up to the proper
standard. It is not designed as a mechanism to “expel” anybody.

All in all, it is just like how medicine is prescribed to cure a problem
and make the patient healthy and normal again. That medicine is not meant
to kill anyone. Same is the case with the taking of a worker’s various
ships. That procedure is done to make that Wt a better worker, not to
permanently terminate their role as a Wt etc. That is not the aim.

So taking away one’s ship’s is not designed to expel that worker. The proof
is that on many occasions Baba Himself with His Supreme Benevolence has
revoked the acaryaship or purodhaship from various workers but that did not
mean they were expelled. Rather over that period those Wts maintained their
usual close link with the organisation– trying hard to fulfill all their
normally assigned social duties etc.

Therefore none should think that any aspect of Caryacarya– such as chapter
40– is meant to go along with the dogmatic and divisive tactic of
expulsion. The two are not at all related.

Following is more about the solid organisational standing of those workers
who lose their various ‘ships’.

SUCH WORKERS KEEP THEIR POSTING

Here it should be clear to all that the concerned individual who has lost
their acaryaship will continue to function as a WT and engage in all their
social work and simultaneously strive to do all their allotted duties.
Indeed they even maintain their same posting.

If they are Regional Secretary they will remain as RS; and if they are a
Sectorial level Prout worker they will keep that very post. So whatever
posting they have, they will keep. This is the system as per Baba.

THOSE WHO LOSE THEIR SHIPS REMAIN PART OF AM LIFE

By this we can understand that such persons who lose their ‘ships’ are
still very much a part of the organisation and are expected to participate
in all types of functions from the weekly dharmacakra to various types of
organisational activities. So they are still very much involved and an
integral part of the collective Marga flow.

LOSING ONE’S ‘SHIPS’ DOES NOT MEAN BEING EXPELLED

So if someone loses their ‘ship’, such as their acaryaship, it does not at
all mean that they are therefore expelled. That is not at all the case.

In fact, 99.9% of the time when one loses their ships then those around
them are not even aware that that individual lost their ships. Because that
concerned worker is still involved in all their normal duties. Actually it
is only evident when one loses their avadhutaship for the simple reason
that the colour of their lungi changes from orange to white. So then
obviously others are aware that the person temporarily lost their
avadhutaship. Because their external dress is different– not because their
way of life is different. That is if one of the other ships is lost then
others do not even know. Because the dress stays the same, as does one’s
regular routine.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOSE ONE’S ‘SHIPS’

Qualitatively, by losing their acaryaship it simply means that during that
period those persons may not do certain things that are the speciality of
an acarya– such as teach the various lessons of sadhana. That is the main
thing one cannot do if they lose their acaryaship. But they can participate
100% in all the collective functions of Ananda Marga and keep the very same
posting which they had earlier. So there is no question of their being
expelled from Ananda Marga. That is not at all the case.

THE TIME WHEN BABA TOOK AWAY THEIR ‘SHIPS’

Many may recall the time in October 1990 when Baba Himself withdrew the
‘ships’ of so many Central Workers– around one dozen or so. He took away
their avadhutaships and acaryaships etc. This is a well known incident
because during that time a large DMC was held and various Central workers
like Keshavananda were moving around on the stage wearing white lungis.

They were wearing their orange shirts but were wearing white from the waist
down. Because their avadhutship was taken. This was the case with around
one dozen Central Workers like Keshavananda, Bhaveshananda, Nigamananda,
Mantreshvarananda, and so many others. They all lost their ‘ships’ and were
moving around in white lungis that time, but keeping their same post etc.
This all goes to show that when one’s ‘ships’ are taken away then they keep
their same posting and discharge their allotted duties.

Per Baba’s practical example this is how it works. Because that time in
October 1990 when Baba took away their avadhutaship etc, then all those
Central Workers kept their very same posts. Keshavananda even remained
as Baba’s PA. And they all participated fully in that DMC as well as all
the related meetings and festivities etc. So there was no question of
their being expelled from the organisation. It was not at all like that.

Only they were temporarily restricted from teaching the various lessons of
sadhana etc. That was the main thing that was affected.

A GOOD RULE BEING MANIPULATED

Hence, all in all, the whole procedure in Caryacarya about taking away
one’s certificate or ‘ships’ is a benevolent rule designed to rectify and
improve a worker– not alienate him.

It is all done with the intention and hope that such deficient workers will
succeed in overcoming their defects and ultimately regain their full status.
In contrast, if for their groupist interests, those in the helm attempt to
use chapter 40 of Caryacarya as a way to expel and marginalise any worker,
then that is a clear-cut case of the misuse and abuse of a good rule. And
that cannot be tolerated.

BABA WANTS ONE HUMAN SOCIETY

ENTIRE AM PHILOSOPHY AND CARYACARYA AIM TOWARD THAT GOAL

As the divine Sadguru Baba has come to form that one, singular human
society where there are no outcastes and all are part of the same
collective flow. And all the teachings of Caryacarya are working in this
same magnifcent direction.

Baba says “The unity of Ananda Margiis should not be allowed to be
jeopardized for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of
your life.” (Caryacarya-2, ‘Society’, pt#13)

By His above teaching and indeed on numerous occasions in Caryacarya itself
Baba directs us to from that unified humanity where there is no possibility
of expulsion.

Baba says, “The meaning of the sam’gacchadhvam’ mantra should be realized
in life. Always remain united. Solve all problems, big or small, with
unity. Consider misfortune of one as the misfortune of all, an injury to
one as an injury to all.” (Caryacarya-2, ‘Society’, pt#34)

Here is another of Baba’s divine decrees from Carya’carya.

Baba says, “Do not allow distinctions to crop up among Ananda Margiis.
Unity should be maintained even at the risk of one’s life.” (Caryacarya-2,
‘Misc’, pt#3)

And indeed throughout the entire AM philosophy the idea comes again and again that we are to form that one human society where no one is declared an outcast, shunned, or excommunicated etc. Such dogmatic beliefs and dirty terms are the very things which Baba wants to wipe away by creating one
human society. And His divine teachings of Caryacarya echo this same noble endeavour.

EXPULSION IS JUST THE STEP-CHILD OF RELIGIOUS DOGMA

The crude and sinful act of expulsion has no redeeming quality. Expulsion
is fundamentally against the neo-humanistic teachings of AM philosophy.

Thus there is no place for expulsion in our Marga and Carya’carya certainly
does not condone such heinous acts like expulsion. The sooner everyone in
our AM family understands this truth, the better it will be for all.

So those who are having trouble incorporating this point into their outlook
should quickly seek help from others. And if we see that such and such
person is not getting it, then it is our duty to bring them on the right
path.

WE SHOULD TAKE LESSON

By and large we should take an important lesson from the post-1991 AMPS
history. Because Baba has pointedly warned us that expulsion is such a
divisive tool which leads the outcasted party to revolt and consequently
divide the humanity.

Baba says, “Suppose somebody is suspended from his job. In his mind the
seeds of revolt germinate. He files a court case, contacts so many people,
organizes a demonstration, etc. That is the natural reaction to
suspension.” (AV-3)

Unfortunately since 1991 various groupists have issued so many dogmatic
expulsions and this is itself the very cause of the splitting of our Marga
society. So we should learn from this mistake by correcting it and not
repeating it again. We must overcome and rectify those wrongful expulsions
and form one monolithic AMPS society.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s divine grace the whole humanity will embrace the concept that we
are all one. With that neo-humanistic outlook we will all live harmoniously
side by side– together.

Baba says, “So the important thing is that all are the progeny of the
Supreme Progenitor. According to this, there will be unity in the physical
stratum, and so will there be in the psychic and spiritual strata. But to
strengthen this unity yet more, there is one more factor which should be
there, and is there – that factor being the common goal for all the
children of the Supreme Father – the merger of all in Him. All have come
from Him and are in Him; therefore, all people will have to live together.”
(Disc on MHB: ‘Planning for the Mahavishva’)

Namaskar,
Jagatmitra

Note 1: THE RELIGIONS OF OLD EXCOMMUNICATE

AND THE GROUPISTS OF TODAY EXPEL

Here in His below teachings Baba warns us about how the various dogmatic
religions issue crude edicts and decrees which divide humanity.

Baba says “Notions of vice and virtue, codes of justice and scriptural
texts – which are claimed to be the word of God – have been formulated by
different religions to further vested interests. Those who oppose the
scriptures or the system they propound are subject to severe punishment. To
socialize with a person of a different caste is a great sin and those who
commit such sacrilegious acts will be excommunicated. They will have to
make atonement according to scriptural decree, and sometimes the magnitude
of their penance maybe the cause of their death. If they plead for a milder
dose of punishment, the priests express their helplessness: one cannot defy
the scriptures!” (PNS-7, p.52)

Thus what is the difference when one religion self-righteously blasts
someone on the point of caste and when one groupist regime uses their
selfish agenda to oust and expel a Wt or margii. Answer: There is no
difference; both are sinful.

Note 2: IN OUR HUMAN FAMILY ALL SHOULD BE CARED FOR

In Baba’s below teachings He guides us that all are part of the same human
family– and everyone should be made to feel included and part of that
larger humanity.

Baba says, “You should always be vigilant that not a single individual of
our collective body is in the least neglected or ignored. Let not a single
boy or girl feel within them that no one is concerned about them– let not
a single person be allowed to think: ‘No one cares whether I have taken my
food or not’. You must pay special heed to this.” (PNS-14, p.4)

Unfortunately if a worker or margii is expelled then they are just left
alone to rot. They are forgotten about and left to die– psychically if not
physically. That is the hellish result of expulsion and that is why Baba
has declared again and again that there is no place for expulsion in our
Marga. Ours is a neo-humanistic society.

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One Should Always Remember

Baba says, “However little one’s capacity might be, if one constantly
remembers that Parama Purus’a is always with him, that they are in the
closest contact with Parama Purus’a, they will be able to do everything.
They are not as small as they think themselves to be. And as long as they
remember this closest association with Him, they can do much more than
ordinary human beings. When this idea becomes permanently established in
their minds, they become great. This is why no one should be disappointed
or depressed in any circumstances; let everyone constantly perform great
deeds, remembering that the flow of their capacity is coming from Parama
Purus’a, and thus they can do everything.” (AFPS-3, p.62)

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